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Women's organizations
Organizations with programs or projects related to women's rights and women's participation in politics, governance and decision-making

Cambodian Women Crisis Center
The Cambodian Women’s Crisis Center (CWCC) was established in March of 1997. Its mission is to provide women who have been victims of gender-based abuse and their children with crisis intervention services and to reduce violence against women. CWCC provides services at both the drop-in-center and confidential shelter. It also has legal counseling, which informs women of their rights and legal options, the costs and benefits of legal action, and assisting women to obtain legal representation.

Address #21, Street 282, P.O.Box 2421, Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia
Tel: (855-23) 720 723
Fax: (855-23) 426 0090
Contact person Ms.Chanthol Oung, Executive Director


Cambodian Defenders Project
The International Human Rights Law Group established the Cambodian Defenders Project (CDP) in 1994 to strengthen respect for human rights, the legal system, rule of law and liberal democracy in Cambodia. In 1997, a Women's Resource Center (WRC) was established to meet the unique needs of disadvantaged Cambodian women and will include work in the area of battered women, family law and child custody as well as discrimination based on sex. Its primary emphasis is on the intersection of safety issues and legal strategy and the need to empower battered women by bringing them into the legal decision making process.

Address: No. 12, Street 282 Sangkat Beung, Keng Kang 1, Khan, Chom Kar Morn, Phnom Penh
Tel/Fax(855) 23 362524

Cambodia Human Rights and Development Association (ADHOC)
ADHOC's Women's Rights program seeks to provide knowledge on women's rights to both women and men, so that they may regard women's rights as human rights and be aware of women's rights violations. The aim of the program is to also empower women and encourage them to build their self-confidence. Furthermore, the Women's Section aims to contribute to the progress of Cambodia as a nation by advocating the need for women and men to be partners in the development of Cambodian society.

Address: # 1, Street 158, Oukghna Troeung, PO Box 1024, Beng Raing, Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel:(855-23) 218-653
Fax: (855-23) 217-229 

Cambodia Women's Development Association
CWDA is non-profit, non-government organization with no religious or political affiliations but a strong feminist agenda. It is dedicated to promoting self-sufficiency and self-reliance in Cambodian communities and the advancement of women’s economic and social rights.

Address: #19, St. 242, Kh. 7 Makara
Postal address: P.O.Box 2334, Phnom Penh 3, Cambodia
Tel: (855) 23 210 449, (855) 12 970 660
Fax: (855) 23 210 487

Khemara actively lead 50 other Cambodian Non Governmental organizations in forming public debate on women's issues during the recent national elections of 1993. Khemara lobbied for the inclusion of women's issues in the new constitution and obtained 3 key articles to protect the rights of women. It is the main convenor and organizer of AMARA, the Cambodian Women's Network for Peace, a movement to empower grass-roots women activity and to provide them with leadership skills. It lobbied for legal representation of women by public defenders, for the change of women's image portrayal in the media and for the promotion of national policies for women.

Address: Ottara Padei Wat, National Rt. 5, Russey Keo, Mittapheap, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Contact: Madame Chan Than, Executive Director


Khmer Women's Voice Center
KWVC aims to empower women and encourages them to participate and make decisions in the political, economic, social and cultural spheres, KWVC has also the mission to educate society to recognize the roles and contributions of women, and to influence legislation on women's behalf. One of its major projects is the Gender Democracy and Women's Access to mid and top-level positions in the government.

Address: 94, St. 470, Toul Tumpoung 1, Chamcar Mon, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone/Fax:(855 ) 23 21 23 52

Ministry of Women's and Veterans' Affairs

Address: # 169, Sangkat Veal Vong Khan 7 Makara ( Borey Keila ), Phnom Penh, Cambodia


Partnership for Gender Equity (PGE)
Ministry of Women's and Veterans' Affairs (MWVA)

Address: Road 169, Sangkat Veal Vong, Khan 7 Makara (Borei Keila),
Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Tel: 855 23 883 704

Women for Prosperity
A non-profit organization that campaigns to get more women in positions of influence. It was formed in 1st July 1994. It that seeks to empower women, to enable them to economically support their families, to experience personal safety and security, and maintain their values and identity.

Address: No.19, Street 163, Sangkat Veal Vong, Republique Populaire de Pologne, Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855) 23 212 429
Fax: (855) 23 212 447

Contact: Nanda Pok, Executive Director
Or Mr Chey Sith, Project Coordinator
80, Blvd Preah Norodom, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Tel: (855) 23 313 143

Fax: (855) 23 210 705

Women's Media Centre of Cambodia (WMC)
WMC is a non-profit NGO using the media, specifically broadcasting, to promote social change. WMC touches on most issues effecting women in Cambodia today such as; HIV/Aids, trafficking, election, domestic violence, and poverty.

Address: 9 st., 21 (Abdulkarim) Sankat Tunle Basac, Cambodia
Tel: (855) 23 364-882 or (855) 16 834-558
Fax: (855) 23 364-882

Contact: Ms. Tive Sarayeth